owens.jpgPRACTICE AREAS: Business Law; International Law; Tax Law; Estate Law.

Born: Brooklyn, New York, January 20, 1949;

Admitted to bar: 1975, New York and U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1982, U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1984, U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and U.S. Court of International Trade.

Education: Manhattan College (B.S., summa cum laude, 1971); Fordham University (J.D., 1974).

Author: “Exclusions and Adjustments to Gross Income,” Air Force Law Review, Spring 1977; “Study on Self-proving Clauses for Use in Wills,” Air Force JAG Reporter, Vol. 3, 1976; “Incorporating in the United States,” The Forum Magazine, June-July 1990; “The Use of Trusts in Estate Planning,” Strictly Business, August 1990.

Lecturer: “Doing Business in the United States,” sponsored by Yvon Blais, Inc., Hotel International, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May, 1993; Plattsburgh State University College, Plattsburgh, New York, Canada Day, September 1993; 1994; 1995; Montreal Board of Trade, Montreal, Canada, Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, Clinton County, New York.

Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Plattsburgh State University, 1978-1986. Office Managing Partner 1987; Managing Partner: Stafford, Owens, Curtin & Trombley, PLLC, July 1, 2006 - ; Director: Champlain Enterprises Inc. d/b/a Commutair, - resigned, October, 2008; NBT Bank; State University of New York at Plattsburgh College Counsel School of Business, Advisory Board - Chair 1990-1995; Vice Chairman, Plattsburgh Public Library, 1983-1988; Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Foundation, Inc.; Plattsburgh State College Foundation; Prim Hall Enterprises, Inc. 1995-2005; Member, A.D. Third Department Committee on Profession Standards, 1989-1995. Member: Clinton County, New York State, and American (Member, Taxation, International, Business and Corporate Law Sections) Bar Associations.

REPORTED CASES: Paul Smith’s College v. Cuomo, 186 A.D. 2d 888; Smith v. Fireman’s Ins. Co., 55 N.Y. 2d 224; F.W. Myers & Co., Inc. v. Gerald Industries, 178 A.D. 2d 890.